Get festive: 8 party dresses for the holiday season

Don’t let COVID-19 cramp your style this Christmas – we’ve put together a list of the best dresses to wear this holiday season to ensure you step out in style:

Saloni Camille velvet embellished bow dress

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This velvet midi-length dress by Saloni is the perfect dress for the holidays. Crafted in a dark, rich green and adorned with pearl and crystal bows, all you need are finishing touches in metallic tones and you’re all set.

Available at Saloni

Rotate sequinned jumpsuit

When it comes to show-stopping looks, it’s easy to understand why the designers behind Rotate just get it. Founded by two Danish influencers, Thora Valdimars and Jeanette Friis Madsen, Rotate promises chic and affordable statement ensembles, season after season. What’s on top of our Christmas party wish list? This strapless tartan sequinned jumpsuit. Wear it with black pumps and an oversized black blazer for your next night out.

Available at Rotate

Alessandra Rich dress

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If watching season four of The Crown has influenced your dressing in any shape, way or form, then British label, Alessandra Rich, is a brand you’ll come to love. With her retro silhouettes and embellishments, her dresses are exactly what you need to channel a little Lady Di this festive season. Pro tip? Don’t leave home without the oversized faux pearl earrings. 

Available at MyTheresa

16Arlington Billie feather dress

Feathers and frills make this 16Arlington Billie dress a standout style for any festive occasion. The holographic silver rose motif gives it a retro touch, while the high-slit hem keeps it party-friendly. 

Available at 16Arlington

Ganni satin dress

Photo: Ganni

While many may turn to shades of red and green for the holidays, golden yellow is a breath of fresh air. This form-fitting, long-sleeved dress from Ganni is crafted from lightweight silk satin and features figure-flattering ruching at the waist and hips. Style it with strappy sandals, or wear it with socks and loafers if you’re feeling casual. 

Available at Ganni

Johanna Ortiz Rayo de Esperanza dress

Photo: Johanna Ortiz

Rayo de Esperanza translates to ‘ray of hope’ from Spanish, which is something we all need for the holiday season. Colombian designer, Johanna Ortiz offers elegant and feminine evening wear, often with a tropical twist, and this floral-print jacquard dress with puffed sleeves is no exception. Keep it tonal by opting for gold jewellery and accessories. 

Available at MatchesFashion

De la Vali Clara sequin midi dress

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This De La Vali midi-dress pays tribute to the ’70s with its blouson sleeves and high slit. Cut from crepe silk covered in glossy red sequins, this dress will ensure you make an entrance to any holiday party. 

Available at De La Vali

Self-Portrait dot mesh frill dress

Planning ahead for a New Year’s countdown party? This Self-Portrait dress is a great pick with its exaggerated ruffle and all-over polka dot pattern. Keep the neckline bare and simply pair with earrings when it comes to accessorising. 

Available at Self-Portrait

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